Bass Flats & Beyond operates around Southeast Florida, getting groups onto that fish of a lifetime in a staggering range of habitats. Capt. John Larsen is skilled at catching many types of fish, but his real passion is Bass fishing.

You will be spending your day out on Lake Okeechobee battling huge Largemouth Bass. This is some of the best Bass action in the state, and you couldn’t pick a more beautiful place to do it.

Capt. John’s 22’ Sterling 2020 is a thing of beauty. Built in 2020 and designed specifically for this style of fishing, she boasts a top speed of 65 knots, which is enough to have a great day even without fishing! The vessel also has plenty of fishing space, Garmin electronics, stereo, and 3 livewells to keep your bait fresh and fighting fit.

Bass Flats & Beyond specializes in light tackle and fly fishing. You will be supplied with tournament-grade conventional tackle and can bring your favorite fly gear along, too. You will also have a range of lures to choose from, and Capt. John can stock live bait for a small surcharge.

Just pack your license, polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and any food and drink you want for the day, and you’re good to go.

This is exactly what makes Florida Bass fishing so good. A seasoned, passionate captain with a great boat and a can-do attitude. Oh, and some incredible lakes teeming with trophy fish!

Want to fish with Capt. John, but Okeechobee is slightly too far for you? Don’t worry, as this friendly, experienced captain runs fishing charters in Jupiter, Stuart, and Clewiston, too – check out his other listings with us by clicking on his profile below, and find the charter nearest to you!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    Spend the whole day targeting Largemouth Bass in Florida's top freshwater spots. This trip will see you fishing all day long to try and land a real record-breaker.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    A little more time on the water means you can make more casts, giving you more chances to catch that 10 pounder.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    Enjoy a half day on Lake Okeechobee. Target trophy Largemouth Bass, and head home with lots of unforgettable memories.
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About the Captain

John Larsen
Belle Glade, Florida, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
32 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2018
My dad owned a dive shop in Jupiter. I got familiar with with the reefs and wrecks spearfishing when I was very young. Later on, at UCF, I was on the Bass fishing team and won some tournaments. I'd say that ever since then Bass fishing is my absolute favorite. I got intimately familiar with both freshwater and saltwater fishing in Florida.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)

Boat Specs

Sterling (Flats boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Mercury ProXS engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
86%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Kindra Y.
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8 hour bass fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing on May 30, 2021
We booked 2 full days of bass fishing and John didn’t disappoint! He was so knowledgeable and put us on to lots of peacock...
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VERIFIED   August 8, 2020
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 16, 2021
Our trip was awesome !! Captain John was super accommodating and most importantly he PUT US ON THE FISH !!! caught 6 species...
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Wooden that Peacock butt!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing on March 18, 2021
Really enjoyed fishing with John!  One of the best guides I’ve went out with on the water!  Anyone who wants to go Peacock...
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing on March 31, 2021
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FAQs about Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee

Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing (4 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip - Bass Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water)

Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bass Flats & Beyond - Okeechobee include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)